Phillip C. Gauger

Education & Certifications  

PhD (2012) Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
MS (2008) Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
DVM (1994) Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
BS (1990) Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine


VDPAM 455 - Diagnostic Laboratory Practicum
VDPAM 456 - Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Methods & Applications
MICRO 408 - Virology

Research Focus & Interests  

Molecular diagnostics and diagnostic medicine, swine production medicine, influenza A virus in swine, PRRSV, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, porcine circovirus

Honors & Awards  

Certificate of Merit, UDSA/NADC/ARS; Direct/indirect support Virus & Prion Research Unit, 2014
American College of Veterinary Microbiologists Award, 2010
Alex Hogg Memorial Scholarship, 2009


Assistant Professor & Molecular, Virology, Health Assurance Testing Services Section Leader (2012 – Present): Provide leadership, direction and management of the MVHS diagnostic section for the ISU VDL.



Selected Publications  

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Rajão DS, Gauger PC, Anderson TK, Lewis NS, Abente EJ, Killian ML, Perez DR, Sutton TC, Zhang J, Vincent AL. Novel reassortant human-like H3N2 and H3N1 influenza A viruses detected in pigs are virulent and antigenically distinct from endemic viruses. J Virol 2015 Aug 26. pii: JVI.01675-15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26311895.

Hughes HR, Vincent AL, Brockmeier SL, Gauger PC, Pena L, Santos J, Braucher DR, Perez DR, Loving CL. Oral fluids as a live-animal sample for evaluating cross-reactivity and cross-protection following intranasal influenza A virus vaccination in pigs. Clin Vaccine Immunol 2015 Aug 19. pii: CVI.00358-15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26291090.

Hause B, Collin EA, Peddireddi L, Yuan F, Chen Z, Hesse RA, Gauger PC, Clement T, Fang Y, Anderson G. Discovery of a novel putative atypical porcine pestivirus in pigs in the United States. J Gen Virol 2015 Jul 24. doi:10.1099/jgv.0.000251. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26219947.

Burrough ER, Rotolo ML, Gauger PC, Madson DM, Schwartz KJ. Correlation of Lawsonia intracellularis semi-quantitative fecal polymerase chain reaction assay results with the presence of histologic lesions of proliferative enteropathy and positive immunohistochemical staining. J Swine Health Prod 2015; 23(4):204-207.

Chen Q, Gauger P, Stafne M, Thomas J, Arruda P, Burrough E, Madson D, Brodie J, Magstadt D, Derscheid R, Welch M, Zhang J. Pathogenicity and pathogenesis of a United States porcine deltacoronavirus cell culture isolate in 5-day-old neonatal piglets. Virology 2015; 482:51-9.

Sinha A, Gauger P, Zhang J, Yoon KJ, Harmon K. PCR-based retrospective evaluation of diagnostic samples for emergence of porcine deltacoronavirus in US swine. Vet Microbiol 2015; Jun 10. pii: S0378-1135(15)00241-2. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2015.06.005. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26119039.

Madson DM, Arruda PH, Magstadt DR, Burrough ER, Hoang H, Sun D, Bower LP, Bhandari M, Gauger PC, Stevenson GW, Wilberts BL, Wang C, Zhang J, Yoon KJ. Characterization of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Isolate US/Iowa/18984/2013 Infection in 1-Day-Old Cesarean-Derived Colostrum-Deprived Piglets. Vet Pathol 2015; Jun 25. pii: 0300985815591080. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26113613.

Gauger PC, Loving CL, Khurana S, Lorusso A, Perez DR, Kehrli ME Jr, Roth JA, Golding H, Vincent AL. Live attenuated influenza A virus vaccine protects against A(H1N1)pdm09 heterologous challenge without vaccine associated enhanced respiratory disease. Virology 2014; 28:471-473.